STOP PRESS; This restaurant has now closed, but will soon open under new owners as Es Marivent. Aroma Sensations has to be the most exciting new find for fine dining in Menorca for 2012. Occupying a prime location on Mahon Port and previously well known to many as Marivent, the premises has been completely refurbished taking it to the next stage to create an uber cool, yet informal gourmet tapas bar and restaurant above with stunning views out over the harbour.
Now in its 22nd year, this well established restaurant and pizzeria is still one of the busiest and most popular places to meet and eat on the port of Mahón. And, it’s easy to see why… ROMA’s great location with views over the harbour, large covered outside terrace, well priced menu and welcoming atmosphere combine to offer stylish yet informal dining for all the family.
ROMA is professionally run by owner José Luis Martinez whose passion for good food, attention to detail and efficient service emanate throughout the restaurant’s friendly team. His many year’s restaurant experience on the island include ten years running a pizzeria in Calas Fonts and so, as you would expect, the pizzas are excellent.
This waterside restaurant, which was previously next door, has relocated this year to bigger premises with a superb outdoor terrace dining area, a reflection of its popularity with locals and visitors to Ciutadella. Now reopened as 5 Pórtes, named after its five door frontage, this completely renovated building is still the perfect venue to enjoy freshly prepared chargrilled meat and fish with lovely views over Ciutadella's picturesque harbour.
A fabulous waterside setting between Punta Prima (Son Ganxo) and Binibeca, En Caragol offers superb terrace dining in a relaxed and informal environment and with its French / Spanish origins, the focus is most definitely on the quality of the food, in particular the fresh fish and shellfish.
There is a good selection of starters from €9.00 including mussels, goat’s cheese, prawns, squid, bresaola and salads. The fish, which will most likely be brought to you to inspect, is offered SPM (at market price) and dependent on the size and type, can be ordered cooked to your liking and to share at around €20.00 per person. The Curvina is well worth trying being similar to bass but firmer and more tasty, as is the Pelaya which is similar to sole, but with denser flesh.
The clue is in the name and El Pescador or 'The Fisherman' delivers on fresh fish every time and much more besides, making it a great restaurant choice for all the family.
Located on the waterfront with great views over Fornells harbour, the restaurant’s large glass frontage opens up to create an outside covered terrace dining area, with heaters for cooler days in spring and autumn. Inside, the restaurant is bright and airy and the atmosphere is buzzing, which is hardly surprising when you consider the quality of the food and excellent value for money.
Under new management since June 2010, this restaurant sympathetically mixes old architecture with new modern features to create a contemporary setting with wonderful triple aspect views over Ciutadella harbour and the main square, Placa des Born.
Serving modern Catalan style cuisine, the Menu del Dia includes 2 courses, bread and dessert. Choices for starters include fabada (a hearty bean and sausage soup) and mussels cooked in beer, followed by main courses such as cod cooked with paprika, grilled bream with garlic and meat balls with squid, all well presented. At €14.50 (inc IVA), Cas Consol represents good value to enjoy an imaginative menu in creative and interesting surroundings.
Occupying a superb waterside location on Mahón Harbour, the innovative concept of a Chinese / Japanese restaurant has certainly taken off since Wang and his wife Echo took over the premises in 2009. Way is busy all year round, serving authentic oriental cuisine, beautifully prepared and cooked by award winning chefs from both China and Japan.
The décor inside the restaurant is colourful and welcoming. This extends into an enclosed inner dining area leading out onto a further outer terrace at the front which opens up in the summer months, providing spectacular views over the port of Mahón.
Yuzu has moved to a new and larger premises on Ciutadella Habour with a lovely outside terrace dining area that catches the sun all day long. Still offering the same high quality Japanese favourites and specialities, the move reflects the increasing demand for Yuzu's exciting, innovative and freshly prepared cuisine which can now be enjoyed on the water's edge.
STOP PRESS: This well known Tex-Mex restaurant and bar on Mahón harbour has undergone extensive renovation and reopened in May 2012 as Rock and Beer, a music and sports bar. Still offering a great selection of speciality beers, cocktails, wines and spirits as well as Tex-Mex favourites, pizzas and other snacks, Rock and Beer is very much a late night music venue. Major sporting events will also be shown.
More details to follow soon.
When that curry moment hits you, head on down to Rainbow Spice on Mahon Harbour where you can be sure to find exactly the right dish to satisfy even the strongest curry cravings.
Now in its third year, Rainbow Spice has established itself as a firm favourite with both locals and regular visitors alike, with first timers often returning more than once during their holiday to enjoy authentic Indian cuisine at its finest.
This idyllic bar and restaurant at Addaya Port has to be one of Menorca’s best kept secrets offering a large covered open terrace right on the water’s edge, perfect for drinks or something to eat at any time of the day. The small picturesque harbour of Addaya has always been well worth a visit for its natural beauty, charm and tranquillity, but now with the addition of La Cantina it’s even better for both boaters and visitors alike.
La Cantina opened in 2010 under the ownership of Juan who has put his heart and soul into creating a magical venue to relax and soak up boating life, whether it’s an early morning coffee and pastry or ‘pan con tomate’, a long lazy lunch, afternoon drinks or dinner with friends in the evening sunshine. The addition of the covered dinning area by the harbour and, new for 2012, the removable awning in front of the bar ensure comfortable dining with protection from the direct sunlight.
Occupying a superb position overlooking the pretty cove and white sandy beach of Cala Blanca, Restaurant Cala Blanca aims to go one step further in offering customers a high quality and relaxed dining experience.
Restaurant Cala Blanca has been family run since the mid 1990s by Lorenzo Alvarez and his wife Maria Jose, assisted by their daughter Raquel. With many years experience in the industry, they understand that well prepared food requires the freshest of raw ingredients attentively served in a professional, yet friendly atmosphere, allowing you to relax and take time out to enjoy the company of friends, family or colleagues.